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Debt free and staying that way while I re-evaluate life and keep blood sugar levels down
edited 30 March at 12:52PM in Debt free diaries
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Luckily, word seems to be getting out there now and even within the NHS - despite the official line still being that T2 is inevitably progressive and irreversible 🙄 - individuals are recognising and accepting the successes experienced by those of us eating low carb 🎉
I have various matters in hand. My main income dried up last April, as the industry was hit. Never have I been more grateful for a sideline which is fascinating work but poorly paid. I'm planning to talk to the owners of the sideline business to see if I can add more value to the company and so earn more; it might be that if they have plans to sell the company or look for investment, I could help and that could justify higher pay. That conversation could start next month. Today I'm talking to one of the owners of my previous major client that's been hit, for a brainstorming session about other possible opportunities. I'm company secretary for my DH's limited company and a small salary is probably due to me so will talk to accountant about that today. I'm also going to look at a couple of networks focusing on part time flexible work to see if there's anything there.
I am currently drawing about the same as state pension from my work so am viewing it as practice, though I wouldn't be relying on that as have private pension, as does DH. Conscious spending and balancing it with exercise which is key to health I think and will enable me I hope to have a happy life that includes some work.
I think my previous experiences have left me with a slight tendency to catastrophise when there's no need. We have enough money for a meaningful life; the current news is worrying but I can take steps to manage the stress by taking lots of exercise and counting my blessings.
Onwards and upwards love Humdinger xx
Credit Card 2 - £13,481.47 £12,985
Total debt - £19,731.46 £17,885
Emergency fund £930
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In other news, I've managed to reverse type 2 diabetes. It's staying that way too, if I can manage it...low carb and sugar diet forvever. Thanks everyone for checking in love Humdinger xx